Ch 1: ASSET Numerical Skills Test: Solving Word Problems in Math

About This Chapter

This chapter contains lessons that will allow you to rediscover how to restate, set up, simplify and solve word problems in math as you prepare for related questions on the ASSET Numerical Skills test.

ASSET Numerical Skills Test: Solving Word Problems in Math - Chapter Summary

As part of a study guide course for the ASSET Numerical Skills test, this chapter will prepare you for questions on mathematical word problems. In this series of short, engaging and mobile-device-compatible lesson videos, our professional instructors will explain the steps you can use to work through word problems. They are also able to answer any questions you may have, so that you can effectively improve your understanding of how to:

  • Correctly setup and solve math word problems
  • Solve word problems with multiple steps
  • Use words or images to restate word problems
  • Personalize word problems to increase your understanding of them
  • Simplify word problems with fractions

In addition to watching these lesson videos, you can also improve your retention of the information presented in them by reading the text transcripts. Seasoned instructors narrate the videos, and sharp graphics are utilized to demonstrate various mathematical concepts.

ASSET Numerical Skills Test: Solving Word Problems in Math Objectives

The ASSET Student Success System is a series of assessments used by many community and technical colleges to aid them when they are making admission and curriculum placement decisions. The ASSET Numerical Skills Test is one of the assessments that will measure your arithmetic and pre-algebra skills. It is composed of 32 questions and is administered in 25-minute section. With this chapter, prepare for word problems on this test.

6 Lessons in Chapter 1: ASSET Numerical Skills Test: Solving Word Problems in Math
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What is the Correct Setup to Solve Math Problems?: Writing Arithmetic Expressions

1. What is the Correct Setup to Solve Math Problems?: Writing Arithmetic Expressions

When it comes to solving math word problems, there is a correct way of setting up the problem and labeling the various parts of the problem so that you can solve the problem easily. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can do it.

Solving Word Problems: Steps & Examples

2. Solving Word Problems: Steps & Examples

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can solve word problems by following this 3-step process. Learn how to visualize your problem so you fully understand it. Then learn how to write and solve your equations.

Solving Word Problems with Multiple Steps

3. Solving Word Problems with Multiple Steps

Not all word problems are so straightforward that they only require you to do one operation and you're done. Some are more complicated, requiring several steps. Watch this video lesson to learn how to solve these kinds of problems.

Restating Word Problems Using Words or Images

4. Restating Word Problems Using Words or Images

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can use sketches and notes to help you visualize a problem. Watch how easy it becomes to solve your problem once you have visualized it.

Personalizing a Word Problem to Increase Understanding

5. Personalizing a Word Problem to Increase Understanding

When it comes to word problems, being able to personalize a word problem with more familiar situations will help you a lot in your problem solving. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can restate the word problem in terms you understand.

How to Simplify Word Problems with Fractions Using Whole Numbers

6. How to Simplify Word Problems with Fractions Using Whole Numbers

Watch this video lesson to learn how to solve word problems with fractions in them easily by turning your fractions into whole numbers. Learn what you need to do to get rid of your fractions so you can easily solve your problem.

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